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3A high school football previews: Grantsville at Juan Diego

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24 2012 11:23 a.m. MDT

“If we get behind, that could be the end of it. We’re just not a great catch up team, but we’re a great leading team,” said Cloward.

Grantsville hopes that with a senior-laden offensive line and strong games from running backs Ky Fisher, Jared Lambert and Kaleb Ware, it can keep the game close.

Juan Diego and Grantsville have three common opponents this year — Wasatch, Judge and Uintah. Juan Diego won those three games by an average margin of 38.6, while Grantsville won by a 12.6 average.

It’s a clear indicator that No. 1 Juan Diego is the favorite in this first round game.

Grantsville statistical breakdown

Scoring offense: 21.5 ppg

Scoring defense: 16.9 ppg

Passing leader: Kelby Landon (30-82, 36.6 percent, 409 yards, 1 TD, 5 INTs)

Rushing leaders: Ky Fisher (141 carries, 716 yards, 16 TDs), Jared Lambert (121 carries, 502 yards, 2 TDs), Kaleb Ware (120 carries, 492 yards, 4 TDs)

Receiving leaders: Ky Fisher (17 rec., 230 yards, 0 TDs)

Tackles leaders: Ky Fisher (69), Skyler Cloward (65)

Sack leaders: Jacob Riding (8), Skyler Cloward (5.5)

Interception leaders: Kelby Landon (3)

Juan Diego statistical breakdown

Scoring offense: 36.9 ppg

Scoring defense: 8.1 ppg

Passing leader: Nick Markosian (34-70, 48.6 percent, 703 yards, 8 TDs, 3 INTs)

Rushing leaders: Chase Williams (117 carries, 793 yards, 14 TDs), Jessie Springer (101 carries, 690 yards, 6 TDs)

Receiving leaders: Dakota Cox (13 rec., 307 yards, 6 TDs), Jessie Springer (14 rec., 239 yards, 2 TDs)

Tackles leaders: Dakota Cox (106), Walter Kauhaahaa (70)

Sack leaders: Dakota Cox (4)

Interception leaders: Cole Nelson, Justin Caywood (4 each)

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Felts Facts for Grantsville High School

All-time record: 366-422-21 (96 years)

Region championships: 9 (1960, 1967 co, 1973, 1978, 1984 co, 1985, 1986, 1991 co, 1998)

Playoff appearances: 36 (including 2012)

All-time playoff record: 39-32

State championships: 3 (1992, 1996, 1997)

State championship record: 3-5

Felt’s Factoid(s): Grantsville holds the state record (tied with Clearfield) for season interceptions with 33 set in 1997. ... Cowboy Alan Mouritsen holds the season all-purpose yardage record, 3,287, set in 1997 and the career rushing TD record, 70, set from 1996-98. He also holds the record for career TDs, 77, and season TDs, 42 (1997).

Felts Facts for Juan Diego High School

All-time record: 127-28 (13 years)

Region championships: 10 (2003, 2004, 2005 co, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Playoff appearances: 12 (including 2012)

All-time playoff record: 24-6

State championships: 5 (2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010)

State championship record: 5-1

Felt’s Factoid(s): JD has the best all-time winning percentage in the state at .819.… It’s also one of five teams in state history to have a 14-0 record (2008).

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